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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 169012 views.
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

5/31/19

Ever heard of Terial Magic? I had no idea it could be used in so many ways...I bought a bottle at a quilt show a couple of years ago..and have used it for stabilizing for hand embroidery...but this video shows MANY more ways it can be used!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHuMmMdfpMM

no more stabilizer on T-Shirt quilts...I have been wanting to do one and this may be the push I needed!

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/31/19

I love your red headed, Judy!  Several of them in a pot would look like you were a master gardener.

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/31/19

Beautiful, Shelley!  I could never have the patience to do that.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/31/19

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

I loved doing counted cross-stitch on a blank foundation. It was mesmerizing seeing the picture emerge as if by magic, stitch by stitch. I

I totally agree.

Here is a photo of one linen counted cross-stitch that nearly sent me around the bend in 1985. (Those curly things on the large alphabet letters .... shudder!  Note that there is no "J" in the alphabet.)  I found the kit with linen, floss and instructions in an advertisement in a needlework magazine and had to buy it because it had my DH's name in the design. This pattern claimed to be a copy of a sampler in a museum in Vermont or New Hampshire or some east coast state and while it was not the style of our home I had to buy it because of that name in the middle of the top row of the design.  I substituted "1985" for the original date that was in the design and put my initials next to the date.  wink

I just checked my needlework notebook for notes on this project:  I worked on it from December, 1984 until April, 1985 and commented that I thought I would never get it done.  The kit included pink floss and I substituted rust.  (HAH!! Those large letters and small building would have been pink but I have always disliked pink so I did a switcheroo.)  This was the first project I made using my new magnifying lamp.  (I was 43 years old and ready for bifocals.)

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

5/31/19

Judy, I really like your orange/red coneflower!  Those are neat things to be making!  Lol, I need something like that in my hot yard in the August!   

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/31/19

I bouht Terial Magic to stiffen fabric so the fabric could be used with my Scan-n-cut .

But for t-shirt quilts instead of using a lightweight stabilizer?? Hmmm.  The thought that first popped into my mind was that the stabilizer also allows you to sew and quilt the t-shirts without needing a ballpoint needle. 

Now, I do have ballpoint needles for my home machine but don't for my longarm. Off the top of my head, I don't even know if there are ballpoint needles for long arms. 

Wouldn't a regular needle (in the longarm) tend to tend to promote the knit t-shirts to run because the knit had been pierced/split?

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

5/31/19

That video was interesting!   I may have to think about that next time I need stabilizer!  This fall I may have a couple of T-shirt quilts to make from my nephews shirts - my sis needs some comfort hugs!  She misses him so....

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

5/31/19

Love it!  The Red-Headed Judy is my favorite flower!

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

5/31/19

Beautiful work and fabrics!  I admire those of you who have the patience for such tiny, precise work.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

5/31/19

So, on Wednesday our guild had a charity sew day and they warned us that they were bringing strips to be made into tops!

i took this bundle of 2” x about 15” strips and sewed them into blocks.  Then cut them into rectangles and framed half of them with yellow 1 1/2” strips that were there.  I cut a few black strips and framed the other half.

i got the blocks made at Sew day.  Came home and put the blocks together!  Fun quilt for some boy!

I have about the same same amount of similar strips in red and orange prints.  Another may need to be made in some pattern....lhummmmm.

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